Nakajima G8N1

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  1. otftch

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    This is the first prototype of the Nakajima G8N1 bomber. This would have been quite effective had it reached squadron use but with all other advanced Japanese projects it was "too little,too late" . This is the old Hasegawa kit to 1/72 scale. The kit still holds up well although some putty is needed.
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    Love it Ed, always wanted to have a crack at one of these....
     
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    Nice work Ed, you don't see too many of these built – perhaps it's because of all that cockpit framing. What paint did you use for the orange?
     
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    I love it too, Ed.
    If my memory is correct, it was developed referring to the B-17 captured in the Philippines.
     
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    Nicely done Ed, and quite an attractive aircraft.
     
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    #6 razor1uk, Jul 24, 2012
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    From above its planform is very remissant of the B17, although the shape of the nose ahead of the pit, seems like it has some B24 influence too...

    Looks like quite a nice kit too :) - I'm sure it/you had a couple of 'fiddley' bits?, any more photo's perhaps?
     
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    Love the orange
     
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    Very cool, Ed. Another beauty.
     
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    Nice! Never got to build that kit. I always had my eye on it.
     
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    Nice job Ed! Not ever seen that kit before. Very sharp sir.:headbang: :cool:
     
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    I love the orange on her :) Great job! :)
     
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    That really was a good looking plane. Well done!
     
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    Testors 1628 competion orange, toned down with three coats of dullcote. Then a coat of glosscote for the decals and two more coats of dullcote for the final finish.
    Ed
     
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    Thanks for all of your comments. I really enjoyed this one even though it took about four months.

    There are more pics here : community.webshots.com/user/otftch

    Ed
     
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    The engines kinda of remind me of a B29.Nice crate Ed :thumbright:
     
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